Karim Benzema to Face Court over Valbuena Sex Tape Blackmail
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will face trial for attempted blackmail in a case linked to a sex tape which has his team a former France player Mathieu Valbuena.
The former France forward Karim Benzema is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Valbuena by threatening to make the video public in 2015. According to reports, the 33-year-old French striker argues that a police officer used dishonest method to draw him into the case.
Both Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena have not played for the France national team since the case came to light. Karim Benzema and Valbuena were international team-mates at the time of the affair and were in the France squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Valbuena, 36, was playing for Lyon at the time but is now with Greek side Olympiakos. Benzema has been summoned again following the sex tape and he will have to face the court although no date has been fixed.